Day 1
16 May 2017
Day 2
17 May 2017

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Presenting Company Exhibits Open Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter and use hashtag #MichiganGCS to tweet about the symposium.

Pre-Event Panel: Accelerators, Incubators, and Foundries

Hosted by BioArbor, join us for this informative panel discussion on understanding the landscape and value of accelerators, incubators and foundries for life science startups. The room will open at 9:30 a.m. for networking prior to the discussion.
Bill Mayer
Karen Spilizewski
Ibraheem Badejo,Ph.D.,
Sandra Cochrane

Company Presentations

Emerging Device & Diagnostics
Facilitator: Thomas Marten, Managing Director, U-M Coulter Program
10:00 a.m. Sofie Biosciences
10:12 a.m. CellF-Bio
10:24 a.m. NerveSolutions
10:36 a.m. Autism Diagnostics

Lunch Reception

The lunch buffet will open at 11:30. The welcome and keynote address will be from 12-1:00 p.m. in the ballroom.

Keynote Speaker: Markus Lampinen, CEO, Crowd Valley

Opening remarks will be provided by David J. Brophy of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity at the University of Michigan and Elias Caro of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Michigan Venture Capital Association research report highlights will be provided by Maureen Miller Brosnan.
Markus Lampinen

Company Presentations

Facilitator: Michael Cole, President Tech Industry Group, Bank of Ann Arbor
1:20 p.m. CARROT Wellness
1:32 p.m. ContentOro
1:44 p.m. Vestaron
1:56 p.m. Clicktivated Video
2:08 p.m. SPLT
2:20 p.m. Larky

Company Presentations

Therapeutics / Diagnostics
Facilitator: Chris Sing, Principal, Rehmann
1:20 p.m. NeuroTherapia
1:32 p.m. Greenmark Biomedical
1:44 p.m. Hylamend
1:56 p.m. Life Magnetics
2:08 p.m. TAI Diagnostics
2:20 p.m. Armune BioScience

Company Presentations

Medical Device
Facilitator: Thomas Marten, Managing Director, U-M Coulter Foundation
1:20 p.m. Welcome - Elias Caro, VP Technology Development, Coulter Foundation
1:32 p.m. Vesselon
1:44 p.m. Sonavex
1:56 p.m. TibaRay
2:08 p.m. Opticyte
2:20 p.m. XaTek

Panel: Fintech: Disruption or Innovation in Venture?

The first wave of fintech companies aimed to disrupt traditional financial services in opposition to banks. The current wave, however, is discovering the logic of partnering with banks to gain access to their customers, capital bases, and regulatory experience. Our panel will share their thoughts on the forces of disruption, innovation and evolution in Finance what this means for future investment in Fintech. Panelists: Don Layden, Baird Capital; Jonathan Murray, Draper Triangle; Larry Berlin, First Analysis Corp.; Steve Robert, Autobooks; Joan Susie, Bank Direct. Panel presented by Draper Triangle Ventures
Larry Berlin
Joan Susie
Don Layden
Jonathan Murray
Steve Robert

Panel: When Obamacare Becomes Trumpcare – Implications for Healthcare Investing

Complicated, divisive, and essential, healthcare policy is a top of mind issue for industry investors today. Cut through the soundbites and political posturing as an expert panel discusses the practical implications of healthcare policy reform for investors and early stage companies. Panelists: Justin Field, National Venture Capital Association; Anna Haghgooie, Sandbox Industries; David Kereiakes, Principal, River Cities Capital Funds; Dan Kidle, Arboretum Ventures. Panel presented by Arboretum Ventures

David Kereiakes
Justin Field
Anna Haghgooie
Dan Kidle

Company Presentations

Medical Therapeutics
Facilitator: Thomas Marten, Managing Director, U-M Coulter Program
4:00 p.m. Polycore Therapeutics
4:12 p.m. Nodus Thearpeutics
4:24 p.m. Context Therapeutics
4:36 p.m. Kerberos Biopharmaceuticals
4:48 p.m. RxMP Therapeutics
5:00 p.m. Angiopharma

Company Presentations

Healthcare IT
Facilitator: Hirak Parikh, Ph.D., Monroe-Brown Seed Fund Manager, U-M FFMI/CfE
4:00 p.m. Genomenon
4:12 p.m. Melius Outcomes
4:24 p.m. Cognetyx
4:36 p.m. Parabricks
4:48 p.m. Kiio
5:00 p.m. GenerationOne

Company Presentations

Medical Device
Facilitator: Sara Kruse, Partner, Jaffe
4:00 p.m. Centerline Biomedical
4:12 p.m. NanoMAG
4:24 p.m. Histosonics
4:36 p.m. Genetesis
4:48 p.m. Marvel Medtech
5:00 p.m. Infuseon Therapeutics

Networking Dinner Reception at U-M’s Football Stadium

Join us at The Big House! (6-7 p.m.) on the field to play some ball; (5:30-9:30 p.m.) Hors d'oeuvres and Dinner above the field at the Jack Roth Stadium Club; (7:30 p.m.) Dinner reception. Hal Davis will perform with his Jazz trio throughout the evening. Shuttle transportation will leave from the Marriott at 5:30 p.m. and will return to the Marriott between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Breakfast Buffet Opens Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter and use hashtag #MichiganGCS to tweet about the symposium.

Panel: Early-stage Life Science Companies: Building a Great Team

Hear from CEOs and VCs on best practices and lessons learned on how best to build your team in an early-stage life sciences company. Panelists: Jim Adox, Venture Investors; Sundu Brahmasandra, NeuMoDx Molecular; Mike Blue, Histosonics; Clay B. Thorp, Hatteras Venture Partners. Panel presented by Venture Investors
Sundu Brahmasandra
Mike Blue
Jim Adox
Clay B. Thorp

Company Presentations

IT / Technology / Energy
Facilitator: Matt Bower, Partner, Varnum
10:20 a.m. Haas
10:32 a.m. Gas Techno
10:44 a.m. ATLAS Space Operations
10:56 a.m. Inmatech
11:08 a.m. Waymark

Company Presentations

Medical Device
Facilitator: Tom Harper, Senior Management Consulting, Plante Moran
10:20 a.m. Briteseed
10:32 a.m. I Imaging
10:44 a.m. Aquaro Biosystems
10:56 a.m. Enhale Medical
11:08 a.m. TheraB Medical Products

Company Presentations

Facilitator: Thomas Marten, Managing Director, U-M Coulter Program
10:20 a.m. Stasys Medical
10:32 a.m. Optofluidic Bioassay
10:44 a.m. Celldom
10:56 a.m. ICBM Medical
11:08 a.m. Breath Diagnostics

Company Presentations

Technology Transfer Pitch Track
11:30 a.m. Ken Massey, Wayne State University
11:40 a.m. Jack Miner, Cleveland Clinic
11:50 a.m. Frank Urban, Michigan State University
12:00 p.m. Holly Symonds Clark, University of Louisville
12:10 p.m. Steve Tokarz, Michigan Tech University
12:20 p.m. Michael Psarouthakis, University of Michigan

Company Presentations

Medical Device, Diagnostics, Healthcare IT
Facilitator: Thomas Marten, Managing Director, U-M Coulter Program
11:30 a.m. iRenix Medical
11:42 a.m. NanoporeDx
11:54 a.m. CryoCrate
12:08 p.m. Baroflex
12:20 p.m. Ifunction

Networking Lunch & Closing Remarks

David J. Brophy, Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, University of Michigan

Post-MGCS: Biomedical Innovation Cup Pitch Event

Join U-M Fast Forward Medical Innovation for this annual competition as five teams of biomedical innovators, from the University of Michigan and across the state, step into the spotlight to pitch their products to a panel of venture capital leaders. Guest Host: Paul Riser of Tech Town Detroit. FREE. RSVP Today! See: